Definition of polypore in English:

polypore

noun

  • A bracket fungus in which the spores are expelled through fine pores on the underside.

    Several families in the order Aphyllophorales, class Hymenomycetes, in particular Polyporaceae, which includes the birch polypore (Piptoporus formerly 'Polyporus' betulinus)

    • ‘A visitor this past Tuesday was teaching me a few of the dried-up fungi one can find this time of year in PA, mostly shelf fungi or polypores with wild names.’
    • ‘See sulphur shelf and beefsteak fungus for the best-known edible examples; and polypores for some others.’

Pronunciation

polypore

/ˈpɒlɪpɔː/